C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • Pound for Pounds

    Saturday, September 9 • 10:30-11:15 a.m.

    Support Hunger Action Month this September by attending “Pound for Pounds,” a special fitness event and food drive brought to you by Northern Illinois Food Bank and the C.W. Avery Family YMCA.

    YMCA Instructor Julie Wattenberg will be leading a 45-minute session of Pound, one of the Y’s most popular group exercise classes. To attend, please bring 5 non-perishable food/health items to the C.W. Avery Family YMCA.

    What is Hunger Action Month?
    Established by Feeding America, Hunger Action Month is a national initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Every September, hunger relief organizations and their partners organize a number of events to raise awareness in their communities of the existence of hunger and food insecurity. Without awareness of a problem, people can not take action to remedy it.

    What is Pound?
    Pound is a full-body cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. Using Ripstix (weighted drumsticks engineered for exercise), you’ll burn calories and tone while rocking out to popular music.

    I’m not a YMCA Member. Can I attend?
    Absolutely. This special event is open to the community.

    How do I register?
    You can register by visiting the C.W. Avery Family YMCA or calling (815) 267-8600. If you have a current YMCA account, you can register online.

  • Register for the YMCA Mini Triathlon & Kids Triathlon

    Each summer, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA hosts a Mini Triathlon and Kids Triathlon. Open to YMCA members and area residents, ages 6 and up, this exciting event promises to be a morning of fun for your entire family.

    Mini Triathlon (Ages 12 and Up)
    Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

    • 200-yard swim
    • 7-mile bike ride (on stationary bicycles)
    • Two-mile run

    Register by August 28 to receive a complimentary T-Shirt!

    Kids Triathlon (Ages 6-11)
    Estimated Start Time: 9 a.m.

    Ages 6-7

    • 25-yard swim
    • One-mile bike ride
    • Half-mile run

    Ages 8-11

    • 75-yard swim
    • Two-mile bike ride
    • One-mile run

    All Kids Tri participants will ride their bicycles outside on the Y grounds. All race participants should bring their own bicycles and helmets.

  • Family Field Days

    Sunday, September 10 • 10 a.m.-Noon

    Stick around after the annual Mini Triathlon and Kids Triathlon for the Y’s first-ever Family Field Days!

    JOIN US:

    • Family-friendly games and challenges
    • Bounce House Fun
    • Refreshments

    Come out and cheer on your favorite group exercise instructors as they compete in a number of fitness challenges.

    Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign.

  • Join the Joliet Y Jets Swim Team

    JETS_2Color_Gradient_LogoThe Joliet Y JETS Swim Team, one of the area’s most historic youth swimming clubs, is a year-round competitive swimming program that offers instruction and training for swimmers, ages five and up.

    Our positive, professional coaching staff not only builds strong swimmer but strong values as well. We develop all swimmers, from beginners to elite!

    Attend a Fall Swim Clinic at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA

    Ages 5-10: August 28-31| 7-8 p.m.
    Ages 11 and up: September 5-8 | 7-8 p.m.

    Our swim clinics provide swimmers with the opportunity to spend time with our coaches to learn new drills, improve their swimming skills and meet members of the JETS family. Throughout the clinic, our swim coaches will be evaluating each swimmer to determine which team placement level is appropriate based on individual skill level.

    For those who aren’t quite ready for competitive team swimming, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA offers swim lessons and other pre-competitive programs to meet the needs of every child.

    Do I have to be a YMCA member?
    Swimmers do not need a YMCA membership to participate in our swim clinics. However, swimmers must be Facility Members at the Greater Joliet YMCA in order to register for the JETS swim team. You can register online, by calling (815) 729-9622 or by stopping in at your local branch today!

    Register Online

  • Summer Spruce Up

    August 12-27

    Each summer, we take time to thoroughly clean and enhance our facilities so that our members can have an enjoyable experience throughout the year. During this time, certain areas of our facilities will be temporarily closed.

    During Summer Spruce Up, our members are welcome to use any of our four facilities. When visiting any branch during Summer Spruce Up, please remember to bring your Membership Card. We very much appreciate your continued patience as we work to spruce up your Y!

    Closure Schedule

    Lap Pool & Family Aquatic Center: Closing at 3 p.m. on August 12 and reopening on August 28. The lap pool will be drained. Both pools will receive a deep cleaning, and additional repairs and upgrades will be completed.

    Sauna: Closing on August 13 and reopening on August 28. The sauna will be power washed and additional repairs will be completed.

    Activity Center & Kids Corner: Closing on August 22 and reopening on August 26. The Activity Center and Kids Corner will be treated to a deep cleaning. All toys will also be sanitized.

    Gymnasium: Closed on August 12 and August 19. The gym will remain open to members but will be closed on August 12 (closed until 1:30 p.m.) and August 19 (all day) for community events.

    Locker Rooms: Closing on August 13 and reopening on August 28. The Women’s Locker Room will be closed for renovations and a deep cleaning. The Family and Men’s Locker Rooms will close intermittently during Spruce Up to allow ample time for deep cleaning and repairs. Closings will be posted in the building and on our Facebook page.

    Wellness Center, Aerobics Studio and Steam Room: The Wellness Center, Aerobics Studio and Steam Room will remain open for members.

    Other Improvements: In addition to the improvements listed above, all areas of the building will be treated to a deep cleaning.

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